This is One of Two Brunei Kettles That I am Currently Listing, Both From The Same Private Collection. With a Cursory Glance it Would Be Easy to Think They Are Identical However Upon Close Inspection The Subtle Differences Are Revealed Confirming What We Already Know About This Type of Kettle, That it Was Made Using The Lost Wax Technique And Therefore Each One Will Be Unique. The Zoomorphic Spout is Typical as is The Raised Compressed Form Handle That Sits Upon The Fixed Lid. The Body Has Been Cast in Relief With Lizard And Dragon Motifs Surrounded by Sprays of Water plant Foliage. This Kettle Would Once Have Been Used For Washing Hands With Water During Ceremonies, Festivals etc.. The Condition is Remarkably Good And Stable. This Being Said There is a Loss to One (1) of The Hinge Loops That Accommodates The Rivet That Secures The Water Cap Lid (see image ). This Could Be Rectified With Little Effort But I will Leave For The Next Owner. There is a Little Staining to The Body But it is Not Disturbing. Great for Ethnographic Collectors! And Those Who Just Like Really Creative Ewers.
The Height of This Ewer is : 19.5 cm
I Would Date This Ewer to The Late 19th or Early 20th Century Circa: 1910
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